touchingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

touching +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

touchingly (comparative more touchingly, superlative most touchingly)

  1. In a touching manner.
    a touchingly pathetic plight
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, pages 89-90:
      She felt a melancholy satisfaction in gazing for the last time on a scene so indelibly impressed with Madame de Mercœur's image. How many instances of her sweet and gentle temper rose so touchingly to memory!